An Elephant Ride

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You can take an elephant ride at the garden or a couple of parks near Bangkok.

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Our ride was at a well-preserved nature park.

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The elephant took us through the jungle and even stepped into the river. The ride was a little bumpy, but so much fun. 🙂

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They can eat up to 300 pounds of food a day. Banana is their favorite food, tourists were happy to buy banana at the fruit stand to feed them.

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A little boy was comfortably riding with her father who was an elephant guide at the park.

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This elephant was asking more banana with his month widely open (see below).

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

52 thoughts on “An Elephant Ride

  1. What a fun trip, Amy. I just have to ask… did it smell? 😉 I was there 6 or 7 years ago. My sister and I decided to skip the ride, because it was very hot when we were there. Looking at your photos, I wonder if we had made a mistake.
    Have a wonderful day.

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    • So glad to hear you had been there, Helen. I was encouraged to take the trip by my sweet brother who also made some arrangements for us. No smell at all, they keep these elephants and the area very clean, see the ground of the last photo. 🙂

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    • I was concerned about the treatment. I noticed that these elephants were in a large, but very clean field, well fed; they also get bath and shower; and mother elephants was with their young kids and with other elephant (they are not isolated at all). The ride was very short, especially around the garden. They also alternate the elephants for giving a ride. I thought they were better treated than the horses that I have seen here.

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    • Thank you, Sue! See my answer to Sue T’s question above. Unlike dog racing and horse rides, these elephants take a very short ride. They also get a break (thru alternating the ride) in a clean, nice shady place as a group.

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